IoT in Government Central/Local

IoT in Government Central/Local

US senators introduce bill to tackle IoT device security

A bipartisan group of US senators have introduced legislation to address cyber vulnerabilities in the burgeoning IoT device market. The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement...

UK aims for world leadership in battery tech

The UK is looking to become a world leader and boost its expertise in battery technology through a new £246 million investment scheme announced...

NEC wins contract for Lisbon smart city project

Japanese IT giant NEC has announced it has won a contract to install smart city infrastructure in Lisbon, in a project due to begin...

Cisco chosen to provide free Wi-Fi to City of London

Networking company Cisco has selected telecommunications services provider O2 for a multi-million pound project to roll out free public-access Wi-Fi in the City of...

UK government pledges £16 million investment in 5G test network

The UK government is awarding £16 million to three universities to develop a cutting-edge 5G test network. With all five chosen for their international reputation...

IoT needed to accelerate global food production, says Inmarsat

IoT monitoring technology is helping the global agricultural sector to meet strict global import requirements and accelerate the production of food, according to research...

UK government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund opens for business

The UK government's flagship Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) is now open to applications from businesses and researchers. The fund was announced last year by...

What does the NHS ransomware attack mean for IoT in healthcare?

Last Friday, one of the biggest ransomware outbreaks in history infected over 200,000 machines in more than 150 countries. From FedEx to Telefónica, companies...

UK smart cities fall short on strategy, says report

The UK’s smart city gurus need to get their act together if citizens are to get the full benefits, according to a report from...

Most IoT hacks originate in Asia, honeypot data reveals

Most IoT attacks originate in Asia and seek to compromise specific types of unsecured IoT devices, such as video cameras, according to data collected...

UK government pushes forward with driverless vehicles program

The UK government has announced a cash injection for a consortium aiming to get driverless cars on our roads by 2019. Since announcing its £100 million Intelligent...

MoD looking at delivery drones to resupply front-line troops

The UK government Ministry of Defence (MoD) is exploring the possible use of drones as a means to resupply soldiers on the front line. As...